iPad 3 component suppliers gain Apple certification for 2012 release

According to Digitimes, Apple has already begun the certifying process of components for the next generation iPad 3. Some have already gained certification such as Radiant Opto-Electronics for LED backlight units.

Taiwan-based component makers for backlight modules and light bars have received certification from Apple, however, the certification of panels is still in progress, added industry sources. South-Korea based panel firms such Samsung and LG Display have been panel suppliers for Apple. The certification of panels from Taiwan-based Chimei Innolux is nearly done.

According to Digitime’s sources -- which are usually hit and miss -- the iPad 3 will be released in 2012 which would coincide with the usual, annual release cycle for iPads. There had been earlier rumors that Apple would release a new iPad later this year however this now appears to be false. Digitimes also pours water on the rising flames of rumor that AMOLED displays may be used on the iPad 3. Industry sources said that this is unlikely to happen and the iPad 3 will still have a 9.7-inch LCD panel.

[Digitimes]

 

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Freezing specs and locking in supplier contracts in advance is the only way to deal with iPad's current production shortages. If the manufacturers know what they need to make, in what quantity, and get paid for it all way up front, everything should go smoothly. Right?
And, from a tactical standpoint, buying up next year's 9.7" screen production makes it tough for the wannabes to negotiate deals. They'll be forced to out-bid each other for screens and other components, which raises their costs and lowers their margins. Good luck wi'dat, suckas.

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